Publications by CIVICUS Youth members

Opinion Pieces

Youth Assembly Declarations

Joint Statements

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Highlights and Accomplishments

  • Consistent youth representation on the Board of Directors: In 2016, the CIVICUS Board of Directors included three youth members
  • CIVICUS Youth Assemblies: Since 2008, CIVICUS has ensured a dedicated space before the International Civil Society Week for young people to collaborate, prepare their engagement and coordinate approaches to civil society discussions.
  • Youth Symposium: In 2018, CIVICUS hosted it’s first youth creative arts symposium. Allowing youth to have their voices heard through art. This took place on the South African and International youth days respectively.
  • Youth Peer-Exchange: with AGNA representatives on good practices to better engage young people in civil society national and regional platforms and organisations.
  • Mentorship Programme: During 2017, over 300 CIVICUS members of all ages and from all regions signed up to a six-month pilot mentorship programme which aimed to increase the connections among members of the alliance working in similar areas and enhance skills and knowledge sharing in key areas.
  • Youth panel at Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights: Panel on Widening space by young human rights defenders at the Forum on Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law organized by the OHCHR in November 2016. (Video here)